Campaign seeks Young Ambassadors for education mission to Kenya

Deaf Child Worldwide are hosting two young ambassadors from the UK on a fact finding mission to Kenya to discover some of the barriers still denying millions of children their right to a quality education with the Global Campaign for Education.


In Kenya, most deaf children have no technological support, such as hearing aids. Those who do go to school are often in classes with up to 50 pupils, where the majority of their teachers have never received any deaf awareness training, making learning next to impossible. Leaving school with no education or communication skills often commits them to a life of poverty.


Send My Friend to School campaign, is seeking to recruit a passionate young duo to travel to Kenya and specifically investigate the problems deaf children face in accessing and succeeding in education.  
The two Year 10 pupils will visit projects run by Deaf Child Worldwide and meet deaf children, teachers, government officials and charity workers in urban and rural parts of the country. They will explore what support is needed to ensure deaf children can achieve in line with their hearing classmates.


Following the trip the winners will share their first-hand experience to help drive the Send My Friend to School campaign, which aims to highlight the challenges of accessing education in some of the world’s most marginalised communities.  The Young Ambassadors will help to inspire millions of other young people around the UK to speak out for the right of all children everywhere to receive a quality education. They will be given the opportunity to support the campaign by spreading the word via the media, speaking at events and to politicians.


The competition will close on 16th November 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit

http://www.sendmyfriend.org/young-ambassadors/

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